Sunday Night looks at Russian bride tour packages and Alex Cullen meets Freddie Highmore.
A Foreign Affair
It seems the unlikeliest of places to find romance. A strife-torn country at the very end of the earth. But the former Soviet state of Ukraine has another, more exotic, reputation – as the go-to destination for single, western men seeking Eastern European brides. The package tours boast they will meet women who are not only beautiful, but also dutiful. Good old-fashioned women, with old-fashioned values. So, for two unlucky-in-love Aussie blokes, it sounded like just the place to find their perfect match. And Sunday Night’s Matt Doran went along as chaperone.
The Good Doctor
The first thing that strikes you about Freddie Highmore is his accent. It’s British, very much so. But nailing the American accent – and quirky personality – of autistic surgeon Shaun Murphy was a pushover for Freddie. Not only has he been acting since he was 10, he’s also an accomplished linguist. Always something of a nerd, Freddie took time out from acting to study Arabic and Spanish at the UK’s prestigious Cambridge University. As Alex Cullen reports, Freddie’s now back at work as The Good Doctor – a role that has special meaning for him.
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